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Old 05-12-2006, 13:27   #1 (permalink)
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custom wheels/tires sizes for 2 seat bird

I'm wondering what the largest, lowest profile wheel and tire combo will safely fit under a 57 bird? I assure you that the original steel wheel/whide whites are going to be saved away. But I'm thinking of a set of aluminum wheels mounted up with more agressive rubber for recreational driving. I'm thinking of 16" rims (or 17's?) with a lower profile tire that would end up being close to the diameter of the original 14's. I can always bolt the originals back on if the complaints get too loud... Any ideas?
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Old 09-18-2006, 14:40   #2 (permalink)
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Re: custom wheels/tires sizes for 2 seat bird

contact Newstalgia Wheel

they are very knowlegible on all classic sizes and wheel depths. Very helpfull when I purchased rims/tires for my 61 Bird
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Old 10-13-2006, 20:57   #3 (permalink)
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Re: custom wheels/tires sizes for 2 seat bird

a local guy here has 17x8 cobra r's on his 57
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